I am a fair bit older than Niar, probably older than her father (!), but our discussions have been a pleasure.
Niar now wants to work as a journalist and then do her Masters. After that, she would like to work for an NGO in a third world country.
Niar, no less than six members of my family have worked for the League of Nations, the UN or an international NGO. So that's a great ambition, although I would not rule out studying in Australia even though we speak English!
Niar, just speaking as a dad with girls not much younger than you, keep the dream. As part of this, do keep blogging. The loose blogging network that you are now part of is reasonably high-powered, although some of its members may blink at this description. Yet it's true.
I say this for two reasons. First, the intellectual content is quite high. Second, the network spans countries and occupations. So there are people who can at least give you advice a little bit down track.
There are some issues here that I have been meaning to pick up in a post, perhaps several posts.
As I have said before, I actually think that we have begun to build something unique in our network. I spend a lot of time in the blogosphere. I know lots of communities built around individual sites or causes. So far, I have found very few communities who span sites in a loosely knit overlapping set of communities that hold independent of age, country or ethnicity.
I stand to be corrected here, but I think that its is true.
Finishing, the next photo of Niar again has her second on the left.